This class-leading action offers several advanced features that, until now, were not available on pianos in this price range. Hammer Weighting is graded heavier to lighter from bass to treble, accurately simulating the hammer sizes and weights of an acoustic piano, while Authentic Counterbalance Weights greatly enhance repetition and responsiveness. Triple Sensor Key Detection tells the piano how far a key is depressed at all times, greatly improving the way repeated notes respond and simulated Let-off recreates the sensation of the repetition jack of a grand piano action. Finally, Ivory Touch Key Surfaces feel textured and offer comfortable grip under the fingers.
The additional speakers on this model send sound from the top and the bottom of the piano, much like the soundboard of a grand piano sends sound vibrations in two directions. Kawai digital and hybrid pianos are well-known for providing more power output than similarly priced competitors, but Kawai also installs exceptionally high-quality speakers to make the best use of that power. The result is volume and dynamic range that is always musical across the entire scale.
The LCD display offers more information to the user, with quick menu buttons and arrow keys to help navigate the robust feature-set of this piano. Core features and sound selection is made easy with a button dedicated to each sound-family, recording, and metronome. The larger display makes advanced features like the Virtual Technician easier to use.
Headphones are very useful in busy households because they enable the player to block out the rest of the world and concentrate on what is being played. New SPACIAL HEADPHONES SOUND technology greatly enhances the depth and realism of the piano sound. 1/8" and 1/4" jacks are included, so you can use your favorite headset or earbuds. Both jacks can be used at the same time, so a parent can listen to a child practice or duet partners can play silently.
Bluetooth AUDIO enables you to wirelessly play music files or video clips through the premium speaker system of your piano. You can play along or simply enjoy your Kawai piano as a central part of your home audio system. MIDI stands for Musical Instrument Digital Interface and Bluetooth enables your Kawai digital piano to connect wirelessly to your favorite Bluetooth capable tablet or computer. Enjoy countless music applications, games, apps for recording and arranging, virtual band accompaniment and printing your own sheet music. This feature opens a whole world of opportunity for your digital piano.
Integrated educational features cn help a student along during practice sessions. The METRONOME promotes good rhythm and counting. While a built-in RECORDER enables students to listen critically to what they have played or practice duet pieces on their own. Various INSTRUMENT SOUNDS, like organ, electric piano, harpsichord can make playing a piece over and over less monotonous and can promote longer and more creative practice sessions. Finally, INTEGRATED BLUETOOTH wireless technology has opened a whole world of educational apps that can be used wirelessly with your favorite tablet or computer.
This is the feature that makes Kawai Hybrid pianos able to satisfy the most discerning musicians. Just as a concert pianist consults with a master technician to make fine adjustments to the touch and tone of a concert grand piano, the Kawai user consults the Virtual Technician to customize the piano sound to taste. Standard adjustments for lighter and heavier touch and brighter or mellower tone are just the beginning. The Virtual Technician regulates hammer and key release noises, adjusts string, lid, and damper resonances. A dedicated Virtual Technician iPad is available for CN series and CA series pianos that do not have touch-screen interfaces.
This piano is always in tune and therefore always ready to train students' ears to recognize proper pitch. Because the sound is recorded from a concert grand piano and processed digitally, it is impossible for this piano to go out of tune. The added benefit is, of course, that there is NO TUNING OR MAINTENANCE COST after purchase.
In addition to training a student's fingers, a student's feet must learn to properly operate the pedals. This piano's THREE METAL PEDALS are the same size and proportion as those found on a grand piano. Each pedal has it's own UNIQUE RESISTANCE FACTOR that accurately trains proper pedaling muscle memory. Portable keyboards and cheaper keyboard instruments will have a square box pedal or plastic pedals that simply do not feel the same.
Included with this piano is a bench that is set to the proper height for the keyboard, promoting good posture and technique. Too often, portable keyboards are put on adjustable stands that are too high or too low. Students that practice for extended periods of time under these conditions never develop proper technique and SOMETIMES SUFFER INJURY from having their wrists in the wrong position.
Artist Pianos is proud to have earned the exclusive designation of Authorized Steinway Dealer. Only though hard work and unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction does a dealership demonstrate they are ready to represent the finest pianos in the world and the STEINWAY & SONS brand. From the family room to the classroom to the concert stage, Artist Pianos serves every facet of the piano community in upstate New York with the professionalism you can expect from an Authorized Steinway Dealer.
Ask an area Piano Teacher, Piano Technician, School Music Director, College Music Faculty, Concert Venue Director, or one of our many thousands of past customers about Artist Pianos and you will likely find that Artist Pianos is well known and well regarded. Piano Teachers know they can refer students to us with confidence, because we only sell quality instruments and long after a purchase is made, we are there to offer service, support and guidance.
Each year, our staff members host student piano recitals for area teachers, support and participate in fundraisers, and host meetings with area Music Teacher Organizations and the Piano Technicians Guild. We take an active interest in the local music community. Have you seen a piano concert lately? If so, it is likely that you've seen our pianos. Year after year, we provide world-class instruments to area venues and music festivals so artists from near and far can inspire our local music community and enrich our local culture. We have been fortunate to earn your business and gladly pay it forward into the music community.
Many of our customers finance their pianos and it makes sense to do so, because a fine piano will often last well over 50 years. Think long-term and make your investment count. Use our SAME AS CASH option to pay for your piano in installments with no interest or LOW INTEREST options to pay over a longer period of time with a lower monthly payment.
Our lead staff members are industry professionals with a minimum of 20 years experience each! Their extensive backgrounds in consultation, education and technical service provide our clients with unique perspectives that go far beyond a piano's age and price and really match the right piano to each client's lifestyle and goals. Our concert-services technicians serve some of the most prestigious area concert venues and schools, so not only do they know how to maintain pianos under the most rigorous use, they are able to select and recondition the very best used pianos to offer our customers.
As your needs change, Artist Pianos makes it easy to upgrade. New and used acoustic pianos receive a 10-year guarantee to apply the full purchase price of your first piano toward a second piano that is at least double the first piano's price. Our digital pianos have the same protection for 3 years. Your investment is protected at Artist Pianos and because we are the area's authorized STEINWAY & SONS dealer, you can upgrade to the finest pianos available in every price range.
The Steinway Promise is a unique document from STEINWAY & SONS that assures the value of your Boston or Essex piano. The promise is: If at any time within ten years of the date of this certificate you decide to trade your Steinway designed Boston or Essex piano for a new Steinway & Sons grand piano, you will receive an allowance equal to the full purchase price of your trade in piano. No other manufacturer provides such a guarantee of value.